Sunday, September 5, 2021

Jesus thou art all compassion....

What's your favorite song??? There are so many to choose from but I'd have to say mine is...well if I had to narrow it down to my favorite, favorite I'd have to say "The Sound of Silence" by Disturbed.  But if you want to see some of my select favorites (including Banana Pancakes) you can visit my "Dead List" at Spotify- DanaAlexa Hope. Think back to being a teenager, heck still as an adult-we hear a song and we try to figure out the meaning behind it.  Sometimes we can find out exactly what the artist was meaning other times it's simply left up to what it makes us feel liks it means.

How about your favorite book???  Wow, I've read so many in my life but I think I'd have to select either "Option B" or "The Gift of Pain." I love reading books with friends and then discussing them.  It's incredible that when a group reads a book, there will be as many interpretations as there are people in the group.

My favorite movie happens to be "Shawshank Redemption." If you must ask why I don't know if we can even be friends!  Is it Tim Robbins, is it Morgan Freeman, is it the great line-"...get busy livin' or get busy dyin'," or perhaps it's the way Andy took punishment for what he didn't do then-well you'll have to watch the movie if you haven't!

My favorite color used to be red but it's drifted more to yellow.  My favorite shoes used to be Chacos but now it's my Birkenstocks. My favorite food changes depending on what I'm hungry for and my favorite drink is sometimes water but others I love a margarita with no salt.

All these things have a common thread-they are all open to interpretation.  My interpretation.  No one has the right to force me to like a song, book or movie or to get the same message from them.  Three major faiths share a belief in one God-Judism, Christianity and Islam all found their beginning in the Old Testament of the Bible.  They have many common threads but they've been woven by different interpretations (human interpretations of a book inspired by a diving God).

This week, my heart has really been with Texas and their ruling on abortion.  $10,000 reward for reporting an about $10K for every rapist you turn in?  I don't really want to debate whether abortion is right or wrong.  It's not an option I could imagine choosing but I don't feel it's right to take the safe option away from women who may want to choose abortion.  Compassion. That's all I have to say about that.

Church today spoke to me.  Keep in mind I don't know if how it spoke to me is what Heath had in mind. The things I share are the interpretations of me-not anyone else.

The highlights I quickly jotted down were: